Web Application Servers Essay, Research Paper
Traditional store bought programs, require a setup. However, during the setup process many files are installed on your computer. Most setup programs also make changes that you are unaware of. These changes could easily conflict with previous changes made by another setup program. With one computer this is not much of a hinderence, but for major corporations with users in the thousands, these setups require a large chunk of change and many problems are sure to come. In order to update the installed program you must update the files on every machine and hope that there are no conflicts. The complexity of programing changes increases the average computer company costs to over 8,000 dollars a year per computer when initial cost and maintance fees are combined. With these types of figures it not hard to see why major corporations and agressive programmers are moving in herds towards internet based applicaitons. Corporations are delighted to welcome the new internet based applications (web app. servers). It will be interesting to see what development environment will end up coming out ahead. I believe that SilverStream is well on its way to becoming a major contender as more corporations turn towards this new technology.